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22 years old, donor hair miniaturization exam effective?


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I have been reading lately that it is best to check if your donor hair has miniaturization or not.

 

If it does not, than it is safe to proceed with a transplant.

 

So I'm trying to see if my donor hair can be tested to see whether I have miniaturization or not, so I can decide on whether to get HT or not.

 

Is the miniaturization effective and very important?

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If you have a lot of miniaturization in your donor, that is a good sign that that you may lose a good amount of the transplanted hairs eventually. And to answer your question, yes, it is very important when deciding whether or not you are a candidate for a hair transplant, as it dictates how much hair you will be able to safely transplant. Dr. Wesley just wrote a very nice article about this.

 

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/172099-you-surgical-candidate-why-why-not.html

My Hair Loss Website

 

Surgical Treatments:

 

Hair transplant 5-22-2013 with Dr. Paul Shapiro at Shapiro Medical Group

Total grafts transplanted: 3222

*536 singles *1651 doubles * 961 triples,

*74 quadruples.

Total hairs transplanted: 7017

 

 

Non-Surgical Treatments:

 

*1.25 mg finasteride daily

*Generic minoxidil foam 2x daily

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Try going to a dermatologist? I don't know where you are located, but a lot of HT surgeons (the good ones at least) should be doing one of these on every serious consult before they perform surgery. When I went to Shapiro Medical, they looked at my donor to get an exact density reading, and at the same time, looked at miniaturization of my donor. Thus far, I don't have any significant miniaturization.

My Hair Loss Website

 

Surgical Treatments:

 

Hair transplant 5-22-2013 with Dr. Paul Shapiro at Shapiro Medical Group

Total grafts transplanted: 3222

*536 singles *1651 doubles * 961 triples,

*74 quadruples.

Total hairs transplanted: 7017

 

 

Non-Surgical Treatments:

 

*1.25 mg finasteride daily

*Generic minoxidil foam 2x daily

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